Friday, April 13, 2007

US Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Lady Vols

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate has unanimously passed a resolution congratulating the UT Lady Vols for their NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship title.

The resolution, sponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) recognizes the Lady Vols for their 59-46 win over Rutgers in Cleveland and head coach Pat Summitt for her seventh such title.

“We’re very proud of our Lady Vols because they are true student athletes – Coach Summitt puts a serious focus on the academic achievement of her players, which sets a tone that the rest of the NCAA would do well to emulate,” Alexander said in a release. “I know how proud I was as president of the University of Tennessee that one of the most visible symbols of our university had such high values.”

“As a UT grad, I’m especially proud to join Senator Alexander in honoring the Lady Vols basketball team for winning Tennessee’s seventh national title under coach Pat Summitt,” said Corker. “I congratulate this exceptional group of young women and Coach Summitt for bringing another championship back to Knoxville.”

The resolution passed by unanimous consent late Thursday evening.

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